Tag Archives: Wheel Loader

Celebrating 50 Years of the 988 Wheel Loader

The first production 988 articulated-steering wheel loader rolled off the line in 1963. The 5 cubic yard loader was powered by a six-cylinder Cat® D343 diesel. Initially, it was rated at 300 flywheel-horsepower, but this increased to 325 flywheel-horsepower in 1968. At this time, rock bucket capacity also grew to 6 cubic yards. Since the […]

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Komatsu America Corp. Launches New WA320-7 Wheel Loader

Komatsu America Corp. introduces the WA320-7 wheel loader. With a net horsepower of 165 hp (123 kW), the WA320-7 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D107E-2 engine and is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B emission certified. Built upon a proven Tier 3 engine platform, Komatsu has leveraged its leadership in technology and innovation […]

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Ease of Operation and Fuel Efficiency Drive John Deere 644K Hybrid Loader

The new 644K Hybrid Wheel Loader from John Deere is now available for value-driven customers looking to lower owning and operating costs. The 644K Hybrid utilizes two sources of energy: diesel and electric. The hybrid loader captures regenerated energy as it's being created and uses it to power the machine. "John Deere is committed to delivering the […]

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New Case 521F Wheel Loader Achieves Advanced Performance, Fuel Efficiency with New Features and SCR Emissions Technology

Case Construction Equipment introduced the new Case 521F wheel loader, offering customers a 12 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the previous E Series model, while delivering faster acceleration and quicker cycle times. The machine is available in standard Z-bar, extended reach and tool-carrier models, and is the latest offering in the company’s F Series […]

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Komatsu America Corp. Launches New WA470-7 Wheel Loader

Komatsu America Corp. introduces the WA470-7 wheel loader. With a net horsepower of 272 hp (203 kW), the WA470-7 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D125E-6 engine and is EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage 3B emission certified. Built upon a proven Tier 3 engine platform, Komatsu has leveraged its leadership in technology and innovation […]

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Work Trucks Traveling to Help with Clean Up in the NorthEast

While traveling on I-81 in Virginia, Rock & Dirt's Sales Manager took this photo of Chippers and Chip Trucks. We can only assume that these trucks are traveling Northeast to help the affected parts of the country clean up after Hurricane Sandy. Some of the equipment needed for the clean up efforts may also include bucket […]

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Rock & Dirt’s Weekly Recap-

News in the Construction Equipment Industry Need a quick update on what happened last week in the construction industry? Every Monday we will provide a brief overview of some of the top stories for your consumption.   Caterpillar reported their third-quarter earnings last week, with a rise in profits by 49 percent. Despite the positive […]

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Case 921F Wheel Loader

Case F Series wheel loaders continue to bring to the worksite a tradition of reliability, performance, and efficiency. New powertrain and Tier 4 SCR engine technology offer significant gains in performance with up to 16 percent reduced fuel consumption per hour and the Case exclusive POWERINCH, an intelligent declutching for tight operating environments such as […]

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Introducing the Kawasaki 92ZV-2 Wheel Loader

The 92ZV-2 is engineered and designed from the ground up. Kawasaki started with exacting standards to exceed the demand for your most challenging applications. With a new Kawasaki transmission, hydraulic system, chassis, cooling system, and cab — we've done just that. 284 HP 6.0 Cu. Yd. Bucket Power & Performance • Cummins QSM11 284HP Engine […]

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New Case 570N XT Loader/Tool Carrier Delivers Superior Fuel Economy, Productivity

Case Construction Equipment announced the launch of its model 570N XT loader/tool carrier, offering enhanced fuel economy and productivity, along with superior breakout force and reach. The Case 570N XT loader/tool carrier achieves Tier 4 Interim certification through the use of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) technology and a diesel particulate filter. The machine features […]

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Hyundai HL730-0 Wheel Loader Most Nimble in 9 Series

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. says its new HL730-9 wheel loader is the smallest, lightest, and most nimble of its new 9-series, boasting a 9.2-second cycle time. The machine is powered by a Cummins Tier-III QSB4.5 engine with three engine modes. The loader is equipped with long-life hydraulic filters with 1,000-hour service intervals and Hyundai […]

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Is it Time for a New Wheel Loader?

Advanced electronics, drivetrain refinements make the case for a new machine               Volvo says its L110G and L120G models offered significant improvements over previous models, including a 25 percent increase in lifting force. As you’ve waited for the economy to turn, your wheel loaders have aged, and now those […]

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